Dearest 2014 Peters Company Homebuyers,
I BEG of YOU… If you read nothing all year long from us, please don’t ignore this…
Sitting in a closing a few months ago, I met a seller who never realized he could file for “Homestead Exemption” on his primary residence. So, for the past 6 years that he owned his home, he was paying property taxes with no homestead exemption (i.e. property tax discount for primary residents)! Not only did that cost him thousands upon thousands of dollars per year for the past 6 years, it also cost our buyers months of increased property taxes until they could file for homestead exemption in the New Year!
Make sure you do whatever you must do to file for your homestead exemption TODAY!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Homestead Exemption?
A homeowner is generally entitled to homestead exemption on the home and land that was owned by the homeowner and was their legal residence as of January 1st of the taxable year.
How do I qualify?
To receive homestead exemption, a person must actually occupy the home and the home is considered their primary legal residence.
How do I apply?
You’ve come to the right place! You may need to provide your warranty deed book and page, proof of residence, social security numbers, drivers license and car tag info.
See below for your specific county deadline, website with application instructions, and phone number:
Gwinnett County – deadline is April 1, 2015
Fulton County – deadline is April 1, 2015
DeKalb County – deadline is April 1, 2015
Cobb County – deadline is April 1, 2015
Cherokee County – deadline is April 1, 2015
Forsyth County – deadline is April 1, 2015
Your very concerned real estate agent,
Managing Agent, The Peters Company